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Motivation to Change, Coping, and Self-Esteem in Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Zurich Identifier:
First received: July 4, 2016
Last updated: July 11, 2016
Last verified: July 2016
By use of several questionaires, this study aimed at an investigation of the changes in motivation, symptoms, self-esteem and coping style in adolescent patients with anorexia nervosa.. The psychometric properties of the Anorexia Nervosa Stages of Change Questionnaire (ANSOCQ) and its relation to coping style and self-esteem were assessed. After a treatment period of nine months, clinical AN diagnosis and the body mass index (BMI) were re-assessed. Besides construct validity of the ANSOCQ, its predictive validity in terms of predicting the outcome of AN was assessed.

Personality Features in Anorexia Nervosa

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Motivation to Change, Coping, and Self-Esteem in Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa

Further study details as provided by University of Zurich:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Stages of Change [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    The ANSOCQ measuring readiness to change in patients with anorexia nervosa.

  • Eating-Disorder inventory [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    91 item self-report measure assessing symptoms and attitudes related to eating disorders. It consists of 11 subscales (drive for thinness, bulimia, body dissatisfaction, effectiveness, interpersonal distrust, interoceptive awareness, asceticism, perfectionism, social insecurity, maturity fears and impulse regulation)

  • Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    10 item self-report scale measure assessing self-esteem.

  • German Coping Across Situations Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    Questionnaire assessing coping behavior in four problem areas (school, parents, peers and the opposite sex). 20 items in each area.

  • Body Mass Index [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    Rating of weight in relation of a persons height

  • Body-Image-Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    A self-report measure assessing different aspects of body perception based on the model of semantic differentials.

  • Eating Attitudes Test [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    40 item self-report measure assessing eating attitudes and symptoms related to eating disorders. It consists of 3 subscales (dieting, bulimia and oral control).

  • Questionnaire for the assessment of dispositional self-awareness [ Time Frame: 9 months ]
    Measure assessing private self-awareness (meta-cognitions regarding the private self) and public self-awareness (perception of oneself in presence of others).

Enrollment: 92
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
N=92 adolescents referred to an eating disorders clinic meeting criteria for anorexia nervosa (AN) gave written informed consent to participate in this study and completed the ANSOCQ, the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI-2), the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT), the Body Image Questionnaire (BIQ), two questionnaires measuring Self-Related Cognitions (SRC) and the Coping Across Situations Questionnaire (CASQ). After a treatment period of nine months, clinical AN diagnosis and the body mass index (BMI) were re-assessed. Exploratory factor analysis and logistic regressions were performed.

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 19 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
N=92 adolescents referred to our eating disorders clinic meeting criteria for anorexia nervosa (AN).

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Consecutive cohort of patients aged 12-19 years with a certified diagnosis of anorexia nervosa

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02828956

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Principal Investigator: Hans-Christoph Steinhausen Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Zurich Identifier: NCT02828956     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ANSOCQ_16
Study First Received: July 4, 2016
Last Updated: July 11, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by University of Zurich:
eating disorders
anorexia nervosa

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anorexia Nervosa
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Feeding and Eating Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on May 25, 2017